Visa Company Profile (NYSE:V)

About Visa

Visa logoVisa Inc. (Visa) is a payments technology company that connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments. The Company operates through payment services segment. The Company enables global commerce through the transfer of value and information among the participants. The Company's transaction processing network facilitates authorization, clearing and settlement of payment transactions and enables to provide its financial institution and merchant clients a range of products, platforms and value-added services. The Company is a retail electronic payment network based on payments volume, number of transactions and number of cards in circulation. Its products/services include core products, processing infrastructure, transaction processing services, digital products, merchant products, and risk products and payment security initiatives.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Business Services
  • Industry: Credit Services
  • Sub-Industry: Data Processing & Outsourced Services
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: V
  • CUSIP: 92826C83
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $87.92
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $83.83
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $81.56
  • 52-Week Range: $69.58 - $88.15
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.03
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.69
  • P/E Growth: 1.64
  • Market Cap: $204.06B
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,324,094,000
  • Beta: 1
  • Net Margins: 38.30%
  • Return on Equity: 26.48%
  • Return on Assets: 11.80%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.54%
  • Current Ratio: 1.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.42%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Visa (NYSE:V) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 29 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $93.64 (6.65% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Visa (NYSE:V)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/14/2017Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$98.00View Rating Details
2/3/2017Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$105.00 -> $93.00View Rating Details
2/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$93.00View Rating Details
1/20/2017WedbushUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$77.00 -> $96.00View Rating Details
1/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingTop Pick$99.00View Rating Details
12/15/2016Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$92.00View Rating Details
12/5/2016GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$66.12 -> $89.00View Rating Details
11/28/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingBuy$97.00View Rating Details
10/27/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$90.00View Rating Details
10/26/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$87.00 -> $89.00View Rating Details
10/25/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$87.00 -> $89.00View Rating Details
10/24/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$92.00View Rating Details
10/24/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingBuy$96.00View Rating Details
10/24/2016Drexel HamiltonUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
10/21/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$90.00 -> $100.00View Rating Details
10/21/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$91.00View Rating Details
10/21/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$103.00View Rating Details
10/21/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$95.00View Rating Details
10/18/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$100.00View Rating Details
10/14/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingOutperform$99.00View Rating Details
9/14/2016Pacific CrestSet Price TargetBuy$92.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$94.00View Rating Details
7/25/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$85.00 -> $90.00View Rating Details
7/22/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuy$90.00View Rating Details
7/19/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
6/28/2016Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$92.00View Rating Details
4/20/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$85.00 -> $100.00View Rating Details
4/15/2016Compass PointInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00View Rating Details
4/9/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/4/2016Evercore ISIBoost Price TargetBuy$84.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
3/31/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuy$98.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016Sandler O'NeillLower Price TargetHold$76.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016Credit Suisse GroupLower Price Target$89.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
12/30/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$85.00View Rating Details
11/3/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingPositive$85.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
10/22/2015Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details
7/28/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeHold$80.00View Rating Details
7/25/2015FBR & CoReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/24/2015Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHold$66.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Visa (NYSE:V)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/2/2017Q1 2017$0.78$0.86$4.29 billion$4.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2016Q4$0.73$0.78$4.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q316$0.66$0.69$3.67 billion$3.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q216$0.67$0.68$3.60 billion$3.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q116$0.68$0.69$3.63 billion$3.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q415$0.63$0.62$3.56 billion$3.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q315$0.59$0.74$3.37 billion$3.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q215$0.62$0.63$3.34 billion$3.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q115$2.49$2.53$3.35 billion$3.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q414$2.10$2.18$3.23 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q314$2.10$2.17$3.15 billion$3.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q214$2.18$2.52$3.19 billion$3.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q114$2.16$2.20$3.12 billion$3.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q413$1.85$1.85$3.02 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q3 2013$1.80$1.88$2.89 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q2 2013$1.81$1.92$2.87 billion$2.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q1 2013$1.79$1.82$2.82 billion$2.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2012$1.50$1.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$1.45$1.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$1.50$1.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$1.25$1.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$1.23$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.20$1.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$1.21$1.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Visa (NYSE:V)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.32 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.87 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20169$0.64$0.71$0.67
Q2 20166$0.72$0.75$0.73
Q3 20166$0.65$0.78$0.70
Q4 20166$0.72$0.78$0.74
Q1 20176$0.75$0.79$0.77
Q2 20177$0.76$0.82$0.78
Q3 20177$0.78$0.82$0.81
Q4 20177$0.85$0.95$0.90
Q1 20183$0.91$0.95$0.93
Q2 20183$0.93$0.96$0.94
Q3 20183$0.95$0.97$0.96
Q4 20183$1.00$1.04$1.02
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Visa (NYSE:V)
Annual Dividend:$0.66
Dividend Yield:0.75%
Dividend Growth:19.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:26.09% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.88% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
17.05% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Visa (NYSE:V)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Visa (NYSE:V)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.14%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.14%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/7/2017James H HoffmeisterSVPSell11,139$85.95$957,397.05View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017William M SheedyEVPSell125,372$85.74$10,749,395.28View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Ryan McinerneyPresidentSell18,500$82.92$1,534,020.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2016Charles W ScharfInsiderSell772,912$82.65$63,881,176.80View SEC Filing  
2/10/2016Ellen RicheyInsiderSell39,348$70.00$2,754,360.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015William M. SheedyEVPSell60,930$79.47$4,842,107.10View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Ellen RicheyInsiderSell4,785$277.00$1,325,445.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Ellen RicheyInsiderSell7,966$267.41$2,130,188.06View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015Antonio LucioEVPSell3,438$255.89$879,749.82View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Antonio LucioEVPSell14,545$215.07$3,128,193.15View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Antonio LucioEVPSell7,304$210.88$1,540,267.52View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Byron Pollitt, Jr.CFOSell79,518$210.00$16,698,780.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Alfred Kelly, Jr.DirectorBuy1,575$222.70$350,752.50View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Elizabeth BuseEVPSell6,159$225.89$1,391,256.51View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Antonio LucioEVPSell7,163$221.50$1,586,604.50View SEC Filing  
12/11/2013Francisco Fernandez-CarbajalDirectorSell40,600$201.69$8,188,614.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Elizabeth BuseInsiderSell4,405$205.92$907,077.60View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Elizabeth BuseInsiderSell7,648$199.37$1,524,781.76View SEC Filing  
10/18/2013William M SheedyInsiderSell8,500$197.81$1,681,385.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Elizabeth BuseInsiderSell17,562$177.03$3,109,000.86View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Joshua FloumGeneral CounselSell23,133$183.95$4,255,315.35View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Ellen RicheyInsiderSell25,432$188.56$4,795,457.92View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Antonio LucioInsiderSell9,537$180.54$1,721,809.98View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Mary B CranstonDirectorSell1,000$179.10$179,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2013Antonio LucioInsiderSell23,906$155.80$3,724,554.80View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Visa (NYSE:V)
News IconVisa to extend mobile payments into 12 European countries by end 2017 (NYSE:V) - February 23 at 3:04 AM
News IconIBM, Visa Team up To Make IoT Devices PoS and Support Secured Payments (NYSE:V) - February 23 at 3:04 AM
News IconIBM and Visa collaborate to create potential points of sale with Watson Internet of Things (NYSE:V) - February 23 at 3:04 AM logoVisa Inc. to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences (NYSE:V) - February 23 at 3:04 AM logoCramer spells out why you would be a fool to bet against the market now (NYSE:V) - February 23 at 3:04 AM
News IconToday Analysts Focus on Visa Inc. (V), Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG) - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:V) - February 22 at 10:47 AM logoEOD Risers: United Technologies Corporation, Verizon Communications Inc., Visa Inc , Wal-Mart Stores Inc - DirectorsTalk Interviews (NYSE:V) - February 22 at 10:47 AM logoEOD Risers: Verizon Communications Inc., Visa Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc - DirectorsTalk Interviews (NYSE:V) - February 22 at 10:47 AM logoBetter Buy: Visa Inc. vs. MasterCard - Motley Fool (NYSE:V) - February 22 at 10:47 AM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Goldman Sachs Group, JPMorgan Chase, American Express and Visa (NYSE:V) - February 22 at 10:47 AM
News IconAs Retailers Ramp Up Their Mobile Wallets, Android Pay Also Expands Its Reach (NYSE:V) - February 21 at 4:24 PM
News IconAssociate - Global Corporate Strategy (NYSE:V) - February 21 at 4:24 PM
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News IconVisa Inc. (V): From Top to Bottom - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:V) - February 17 at 5:47 AM logoVisa Settles With 13 Retailers In £500M UK Swipe Fees Trial - Law360 (subscription) (NYSE:V) - February 17 at 5:47 AM
News IconBillionaire Ken Griffin Piles Up Shares of Visa Inc. (V), Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW), Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) And More (NYSE:V) - February 15 at 11:53 AM
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News IconVisa Inc. Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2014 Net Income of $1.4 billion or $2.20 per diluted share (NYSE:V) - February 15 at 6:48 AM logoVISA INC : ex-dividend day (NYSE:V) - February 15 at 6:48 AM logoVisa's CEO talks about the global push into digital comme... (NYSE:V) - February 15 at 6:48 AM logoVisa's CEO talks about the global push into digital commerce (NYSE:V) - February 14 at 7:55 PM logoVisa Checkout Is Growing Fast -- but Is That Enough? (NYSE:V) - February 14 at 4:42 PM logoEOD Risers: United Technologies Corporation, UnitedHealth Group Inc, Visa Inc, Walt Disney Co - DirectorsTalk Interviews (NYSE:V) - February 14 at 6:54 AM logoVisa: Global Expansion Play - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:V) - February 14 at 6:54 AM
News IconShares of Visa Inc. (V) Sees Large Inflow of Net Money Flow - Highland Mirror (NYSE:V) - February 13 at 10:35 AM logoEOD Risers: United Technologies Corporation, UnitedHealth Group Inc, Verizon Communications Inc., Visa Inc - DirectorsTalk Interviews (NYSE:V) - February 13 at 10:35 AM logoWhy Visa Inc is a Better Stock Than Dividend Investors Think - Income Investors (NYSE:V) - February 13 at 10:35 AM
News IconIs It Time to go for Sprint Corporation (S), Visa Inc. (V)? - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:V) - February 13 at 10:35 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Visa, United Technologies and Emerson Electric - Nasdaq (NYSE:V) - February 13 at 10:35 AM logoSmooth Integration with Visa Europe Fuels Another Strong Quarter for Visa Inc - Nasdaq (NYSE:V) - February 13 at 10:35 AM logoWhy India, Not China, is Mastercard's Biggest International Growth Opportunity (NYSE:V) - February 13 at 9:31 AM
News IconWhy Visa Inc is a Better Stock Than Dividend Investors Think (NYSE:V) - February 12 at 11:13 PM
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What is Visa's stock symbol?

Visa trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "V."

How often does Visa pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Visa?

Visa announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 17th will be given a dividend of $0.165 per share on Tuesday, March 7th. This represents a $0.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 15th.

When did Visa's stock split? How did Visa's stock split work?

Visa shares split before market open on Thursday, March 19th 2015. The 4-1 split was announced on Thursday, January 29th 2015. The newly minted shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell on Wednesday, March 18th 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of Visa stock prior to the split would have 400 shares after the split.

Where is Visa's stock going? Where will Visa's stock price be in 2017?

31 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Visa's stock. Their predictions range from $80.00 to $103.00. On average, they anticipate Visa's stock price to reach $93.64 in the next year.

When will Visa announce their earnings?

Visa is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 19th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Visa stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Visa stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Visa's shares underperformed the Zacks categorized Financial Transaction Services industry, over the past one year. The company’s first-quarter fiscal 2017 (ended Dec 31, 2016) earnings per share outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Results were aided by the acquisition of Visa Europe and solid growth in payments volume as well as processed transactions. We remain optimistic as strategic acquisitions and alliances, technology upgrades and effective marketing efforts bode well for long-term growth. For fiscal 2017, Visa expects net revenue growth in the range of 16–18% with an adverse foreign currency impact of 2–2.5%. Adjusted earnings per share is expected to grow at mid-teens digit on normal dollar basis, including 2.5%–3% of negative foreign currency impact. Nevertheless, global economic uncertainty and legal headwinds keep us apprehensive. Moreover, higher client incentives limit profitability." (2/7/2017)

  • Wedbush analysts commented, "We are assuming coverage with an OUTPERFORM rating and $96 price target (25x our FY18E adj. EPS), reflecting the company's attractive business model, growth prospects, and outlook for increasing shareholder returns. We point to a host of growth/scale catalysts, including the disintermediation of cash/checks by electronic payments, networks' increased dominance in the payments eco-system, incremental revenue opportunities from European regulations, incremental catalysts from hyper-growth mobile payments, ACH-based revenue growth opportunities, and positive contributions from the VE combination." (1/20/2017)

Who owns Visa stock?

Visa's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (3.89%), State Street Corp (3.54%), Sands Capital Management LLC (1.37%), Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (0.60%), Edgewood Management LLC (0.51%) and Brown Advisory Inc. (0.49%). Company insiders that own Visa stock include Charles W Scharf, Ellen Richey, James H Hoffmeister, Ryan Mcinerney and William M Sheedy.

Who sold Visa stock? Who is selling Visa stock?

Visa's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, Sands Capital Management LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Brown Advisory Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK and Marshall Wace LLP. Company insiders that have sold Visa stock in the last year include Charles W Scharf, James H Hoffmeister, Ryan Mcinerney and William M Sheedy.

Who bought Visa stock? Who is buying Visa stock?

Visa's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Viking Global Investors LP, Lone Pine Capital LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, State Street Corp, Bessemer Group Inc. and Institutional Capital LLC.

How do I buy Visa stock?

Shares of Visa can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Visa stock cost?

One share of Visa stock can currently be purchased for approximately $87.80.

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Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff